MusikMesse 2018: Nord Debuts Piano 4

At MusicMesse 2018, Nord introduced Nord Piano 4, which offers expanded voice polyphony, a Triple Sensor keybed and their Virtual Hammer Action Technology.

The Nord Piano 4 also includes new performance features, like Seamless Transitions, dedicated Piano Filters and Split Point Crossfades.

Features:

General

  • 88-note Triple Sensor keybed with grand weighted action
  • Nord Virtual Hammer Action Technology
  • Seamless Transitions NEW
  • Layer and Split with Split Point crossfades NEW
  • OLED display excellent overview
  • Enhaced Organize Mode NEW
  • Numeric Pad for direct Program access  NEW

Piano Section

  • Greatly expanded Polyphony (120 voices) NEW
  • Creative Piano Filters  NEW
  • 1 GB memory for Nord Piano Library
  • 3 Dynamic Curves
  • Dynamic Pedal Noise with Nord Triple Pedal (included)
  • Advanced String Resonance
  • Soft Release

Sample Synth

  • Greatly expanded Polyphony NEW
  • 512 MB Memory for Nord Sample Library 3.0 NEW
  • Dedicated Sample Synth section with Attack, Decay/Release and dynamic controls

Effects

  • High quality stereo effects modeled after classic stomp boxes
  • Reverb with Bright Mode NEW

Pricing and Availability

The Nord Piano 4 is expected to be available in Summer 2018. Pricing is to be announced. See the Nord site for more information.

12 thoughts on “MusikMesse 2018: Nord Debuts Piano 4

    1. You read my mind. Can barely load 3 of the full size pianos with that. Boggles the mind how they can create such beautiful libraries but include such paltry amount of RAM to load it in.

  1. I hear ya, but the thing is, Nord’s free user library is meticulously detailed. Sure, I’d like to see more user memory, but their style of sample creation is quite good. $2-4k for a Nord piano generally means more than the same money spent elsewhere. That’s why a lot of pro stacks have some red in ’em. Fixing the synth polyphony issue is a meaningful addition. Piano was my first keyboard, so I’m sure I see it differently than someone who has only played synths. If you need a serious digital piano/combo style instrument, you already know who you are. Nord ‘pianos’ are all about polishing the “same ol'” in useful ways. Nord Leads are great synths; Nord Pianos are superior members of the combo-piano niche. It ain’t a Eurorack thing! 😛

  2. A glacier moves forward faster than Nord… But still, a few tweaks here and there can’t do any harm. Having said that, there must be a reason why you see Nord keyboards a lot in live setups.

  3. Who cares about this? 120 notes of polyphony and they are proud of that? Dexibell has 320 digital oscillators on their pianos. And they sound arguably better. And they also have a library of free sounds to download, including more grand pianos. And they cost a lot less.

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